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me just say that the year began with the american republic in grave danger. the union armies struggling to grow virtually overnight from a few thousand men scattered across the continent to more than half a million. the inexperienced officers thrust into command of the raw volunteers were stymied by the sheer size of the break away confederate states of america which covered a space larger than the entire european territory conquered by napoleon. the closest adviser was the secretary of state and said that even smart people failed to see the difficulty of the union's tasks. they didn't apprehend the vast extent of the rebellion as he put it. military operations, to be successful, must be on a scale hitterred to prakically unknown in the war. >> the second year of the war, weak union forces, daifdz von brehle on 1862 and lincoln's rise to greatness at 8:30 eastern this weekend and right through christmas day on c-span2. >> senator daniel of hawaii given a rare honor of lying in state in the capitol rue tun da today. he died sunday in an area hospital. he's the second longest s
and the soviet union is gone. today i don't mind giving money to communists and leftists and socialists and hoping none because i'm not worried about the return of the cold war. i'm not worried about leftists coming to power. my god, that should be the biggest challenge we face. we should not be indifferent to the outcome in egypt in countries across the middle east. we can both play a role in ensuring a level playing field in assisting those who we have an outcome in their success. we can do both. they are not antithetical and that should be what our agenda is in this country. >> okay, a few add-on comments. >> i would agree with a lot of what rob said. i basically believe in almost everybody's business and i certainly believe in unleashing the agency, even though it doesn't want to be unleashed to support covertly because i think i don't think anybody will openly take our money, but covertly supporting liberals and the motley crew that rob mentioned. great, i'm all for it. there was much cash as you can find that we can get out of washington, give it to them, hope they organize, hope
of union members who like to be there and on the republican side there's a lot of overzellous supporters on our side. i think that alone brings different dimensions to voting locations. not eave state or every polling location but definitely something we hear voters say i don't feel comfortable walking past or walking in or whatever that is, and that shouldn't be the case for anybody. i don't think it's -- it's not a massive problem. not in the double digit percentages. but nieminen feels -- anytime anyone feels intimidate, that's wrong. >> i know we're going to go back and forth on the -- one step that comes back to me is there's roughly -- closed the books in florida but roughly 300,000 more voters this time than in 2008. 6200 precincts, 5300 polling locations. clearly less early vote day. but even these polling locations -- they're not jam packed 12 hours a day. i do agree that the lines are longer. i just don't necessarily think that it was because of regulations or because of someone trying to nefariously suppress the vote. i think it was literalie just underprepared officials and n
the soviet union than the tone he took in the first three years not to have in mind that politics might have sent in to do with it. but heavens, the media is so skeptical. minute, minute, minute. >> a minute on the meaning of the impact of inf. >> the principal lesson learned in looking at some of the things we talked about here today as you must know the total range of your interest in you must be prepared to serve all of them equally well and not allow yourself to get tangled up in setting conditions that no one can meet unless it is your active to avoid negotiations. if you want negotiations, you must make it possible for your negotiating partner to get to the table. >> thank you rain much. >> the one that i would take away is the importance, number one, of eliminating weapons you want rather than putting a limit on them in verifying that. it's much easier to verify this year than any concrete number. and therefore, i think we really have to get our minds off we putting women on types of arms, they trying to get rid of those we don't want. we are facing now a possible theory of stearate u
parents in utah or any other state in our great union. article for this treaty obligates the united states to recognize economic, social and cultural entitlements is rights under domestic u.s. law. the senate is my opinion has not adequately investigated how the standard will affect domestic u.s. federal and state law. we have had one hearing on this issue that included both opponents and opponents of the treaty but did not substantively address my concerns about the standard, about the significant addition to what would become the law of the land of the united states of america. for these and other reasons, mr. president, he must oppose the u.n. convention on the rights of disabilities and encourage my colleagues to do the same. thank you mr. president. >> senator from massachusetts. >> i listen carefully to the senator and i understand colleagues on the other side of the aisle have concerns about the united nations and i respect that. we've had the space before, but i'm having difficulty finding where the threat gains any reality the senator has described specifically with respect to chi
perfect union. to create the beloved community. the community at peace with itself. now you heard david tell you that i did get arrested a few times. and young people coming out children come up and said, how can you be in the congress if he got arrested? last night he violated the laws. and i would say, they are bad laws. they were customs. they were tradition that we wanted america to be better. we wanted america to live up to the declaration of independence, live up to her creed, make real our democracy, take it from people and make it real. so when i got arrested the first time, i felt free. i felt liberated and today more than ever before, i feel free and liberated. you know, abraham lincoln 150 years ago freed the slaves. but it took the modern-day civil rights movement to free and liberate a nation. [applause] now i know some of you are asked and, where did you get the name, "across that bridge," where did you get the title from? life lessons and a vision for change. just think if you sort years ago since this is an election year, hundreds and thousands of millions of people in a
with the european union, african union could facilitate investment on piece nine rather than minerals that exist today. in order to expand the pie in the region for conflict resolution and development in which all people of the subregion can benefit, particularly at the center. the summit could focus on market-based opportunities for investment in congo in the region again. turns incentives away from illegal, extractive, violent binding to peaceful development that goes into the tax treasury incensed development in eastern congo. bob hormats undersecretary of state in the administration could be a kind of person who could help. not that estimate to build the alliances and both companies in the united states government and civil society trying to help promote responsible investment spurred on by 1502 from the dog frink law. conclusion, my bottom line is a credible internationally driven the root causes and includes eastern congolese civil society won't guarantee peace, but its absence, however, absolutely guarantees. thank you very much. >> mr. dizolele. >> chairman smith, ranking member bass, th
congress the national football league signed the historic union agreement that banned human growth hormone from professional football. they did so with a time limit that would have in fact put it into play last season. we are now finishing this season and no such implementation has occurred. this committee ranking member cummings at myself have been on multiple occasions with the parties encouraging them to work out their differences and supported their agreement to try to bring the contract into compliance. we are here today because in fact it hasn't happened, because america is watching and because both the ranking member and myself are personally concerned that the injuries, particularly head injuries that all football played at all levels in mode -- no small part is based on the strength of the players. human growth hormones can impact, and we will hear testimony this event, be a part of this. it is a tough sport when played ominously by people of good solid training and physical conditioning. we need not make it tougher or more dangerous by the use of van substances. this committee is
, these two fine men representing the two newest states of the union became like brothers and that is the truth. so, mr. president, it's really a shame that dan isn't with us anymore. he was never afraid to speak out against discrimination and was an important advocate for native hawaiians and native pacific islanders. he was the chair of the indian affairs committee. prior to that time, with all due respect to other chairs, it wasn't a committee people knew much about. senator inouye made that a powerful committee. he traveled the country, receiving all the accolades from these tribes who had never been recognized, who had never had someone that became their advocate and he was. he put the indian affairs committee on the map. served as chairman. commerce committee, the appropriations committee, president pro tem of the senate, the first chair of the committee on intelligence. he served as a member of the watergate committee and chairman of the special committee investigating the iran-contra affair. i repeat, mr. president, this man has been one of the greatest senators in
. it was not going to happen. he understood that. you have to have the union and he knew ultimately it could not be a slave country that allowed slavery. now i know you have your revisionists and people quibble. i don't have time to pick all that land out of everything. lincoln preserved the union. frederick douglass you mentioned. i also have a portrait of him and i've had that portrait sunday -- since i won on the court a little over two decades ago. i'm a big fan of frederick douglass. what courage it took for him, a freed slave, to cite the declaration of independence, not something that is foreign to this nation but the founding document of this nation. he cited that is exhibit a in what was wrong with slavery. exhibit a. he did need to go to another, any other shores or any other ideology. it was our founding ideology. how can you be inherently equal and have slavery? how can you be free and enslaved another? he understood that. so we fought a great war. we go to gettysburg and what does he say? it's up to us, to make it all worthwhile. we are the living. we have the opportunity, fin
.5 years. and his father got another job working for union oil. >> was africa after that? >> it was very controversial. there are people that were very upset. obama won in a landslide. but everywhere in the world, there is some controversy about any politician. so there are some questions about it. but not everyone understands. >> what was his lifelike in jakarta? >> guest: he is perfectly immersed. imagine a six-year-old child being immersed in the culture. sort of a lower middle class action. the exotic smells of jakarta. his father riding a motorbike to his job. his mother was there as well. that was his wife, life, he adapted. he had to adapt. but he did the best he could. >> host: why did he leave jakarta in 1971? >> guest: his mother couldn't afford to send them there. those 3.5 years, he is in indonesia, immersed in the language. the mother is waking up at 4:00 a.m. to teach him with english schoolbooks to supplement his learning. it is very difficult. and the whole process was something that she realized that she loved indonesia, she was still married, she wanted to stay. but it
compromised that other states area. the substations have been compromised that other states across the union. this is a homeland security issue, whether it's man-made or cut it doesn't matter. we need to respond to it. i will conclude by saying senator, you know exactly what i'm talking about. we cannot touch this up in the discussion in terms of responding to the economic plight of this country. we cannot grow through miss out and have a million x uses. thank you for having us. >> representative, i couldn't agree more. republicans before us, democrats before us. we can't come together and hope the people and we get this cut up and arthur disputes and problems. shame on us. people will watch and see it. they're certain things way about politics. this superstore in this one of those things. >> wasn't an easy on katrina. you know that, senator. there's lot to debates. i hope some of the folks who're obstacles are ashamed of the behavior. i mean, these people had nothing as well. we can't rise above our political ideologies and we don't belong here. >> well, i think we are going to. i feel conf
party. as labor unions i'm in favor of a guestworker program. they will have an internal party debates. there's no magic solution. it's important to do and i believe we can. >> last question on this for years from now we're sitting here. what is the likelihood that congress has passed and the president has signed? >> i think it's more than 50/50. i'm really optimistic about it, but i certainly believe portions of immigration reform can be done with quicker than others. my hope is for the good of this country. >> about a lot of old friend. this is from 2006 when you were florida official 100 innovative ideas for florida's teacher. a lot of these are still talking about, but one of the promises he said we should make to the people is life without -- you said you favorite life without exception or predators. you want the issues talked about his human trafficking, exploitation of children. why has the united states been so slow at the? >> is hard to believe we have a domestic problem. for us, human slavery is going somewhere else. it's hard to accept its right here. sex trafficking isn't h
at least one work at an area of our union chose. what our campaign currently is called one fair wage, an equal wage for all. my friend andrew writes, he trains people and because he is under 21, the people he trains make more money than him. is that fair? if we did -- if we vote for this dish urge you to vote for this, because if we did this, it would be a stronger and fairer campaign, which is already on the road to success. [applause] >> thank you very much indeed. who have we got from the southeast? yes, this gentleman. you've been trying a number of times. your patience is rewarded, sir. >> solomon, nyp for hastings. thank you mr. speaker. over 100 years ago, gentleman stood at this spot, called benjamin disisrael, and it's really important that when everybody talked about somebody being of a certain age and not earning the same as an older person, that we endorse that. i think it's really important we support this notion but at the same time i don't understand why it's a minimum wage and not a living wage. i think people should be earning enough for them to live. and people -- n
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